How the next version of the GPL will be drafted

The Free Software Foundation -- publishers of the GPL, the Free/Open Source Software license that governs such technologies as the GIMP and the GNU/Linux operating system -- are proposing the third major revision to the GPL.

They've initiated a public process of comment on GPL3, soliciting feedback on the license draft and defining the way that comments and concerns will be addressed as the drafting proceeds. The new GPL is pretty controversial, but it could plug some major holes, like the one that allows people to use trusted computing to technically comply with the license by publishing their code, but to subvert its purpose by keeping your computer from running the code if you change it.

They're also having a public launch event at MIT on Jan 16/17, which sounds like a blast! Link (Thanks, John!)